Tips and Tricks for Proper Feedwater Control

1. Feedwater Valve Selection: Although the feedwater valve must be designed so that it will flow the required water for full boiler steaming capacity, the flow rate from blowdown and the relief valves opening must also be factored into the sizing of the feedwater flow control valve. It is important not to oversize the valve too much to accommodate blowdown and pressure relief. A […]

VA Hospitals Invest in Boiler System Upgrades for Savings

By Dan Wallace See the article in Power Engineering here!           Upgrading or replacing a boiler system presents one of the most daunting and expensive challenges a large facility can undertake. When the time comes—whether the current system is outdated and inefficient or it fails outright—facility management must understand the process in order to set facility management goals and […]

Combustion Air Requirements in the Boiler Room

Let Your Equipment Breath!  Successful, efficient combustion requires three items: heat, fuel, and air. When designing a boiler room, the supply air needed can easily be overlooked. Boiler room supply air is the proper amount of air required for equipment to operate most effectively, including ventilation air. Without adequate air supply sizing, boiler room equipment can become inefficient, and […]

Preferred Prepared – NYT feat. Preferred controls

Preferred Utilities still has equipment from 30+ years ago functioning in New York City housing establishments. Lately though, We have taken on retrofitting projects that are focused on a sustainable future for NYC. This includes updated burners and controls, like the API burner and FlexFit Linkageless Controller, as well as Renewable Fuel options for eliminating carbon emissions, meeting […]

FlexFit Solution for Boiler Retrofits

Linkageless control technology makes boiler rooms more efficient and easier to operate  In order to cut boiler room costs and solve end-user headaches, many boiler professionals are making the move to “linkageless” control systems. A linkageless system uses a burner with individual servos to control fuel and air ratios, and this in turn provides more savings to the […]

How to Secure Yourself Online

Luke Amory YOU are at risk and have a responsibility to keep your online identities secure. Use a password manager like Lastpass or 1Password. Use multi-factor authentication hardware keys like a YubiKey or a Google Titan Key. Check twofactorauth.org for supported services. Introduction Passwords– we all use them, we all loathe them, and they often fail us when […]